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New UMass Lowell AD Casey officially took over the River Hawks department this past week & notes his succession of longtime boss Skinner "was always the hope for me." However, "There were no promises whatsoever, nor did I expect there to be. It's great to be able to work in an environment where that shared vision of your leadership is part of the greater good. It's been a pleasure to work with Dana for all these years, and help develop this program. For him providing me with that opportunity, I'm forever indebted. The hope is to continue that pursuit of excellence. The great thing that Dana was able to do is adapt and do with what we've got." Casey plans to spend some serious time fundraising, "Moving forward, we're going to be spending a lot of our time making sure that we have the resources modeled in the right way and our strategic plan is guiding us in the right direction, so we can be on the right path toward success." (link)
The Athletic's Wasserman reports Ohio State AD Smith & other senior university leaders are considering naming former Interim FB HC Day as coach-in-waiting to succeed Buckeyes boss Meyer. (link); Smith on why he named Day Interim some weeks ago, "We’d given him a three-year contract. I just felt he had a demeanor I really liked and enjoyed. I felt confident that the way Greg and (offensive coordinator) Kevin (Wilson) operate, they would lend their head-coaching experience, and we had an opportunity with a quarterback I thought was pretty special. [...] He’s going to be a head coach one day. He turned down one (college) head coaching job last year. He turned down the Tennessee Titans. All of those things came in to my mind about putting him in that seat." (link)
Former CBSSports.com scribe & current Aspen Institute Executive Director Solomon with key lessons from the McNair situation at Maryland: 1) Have cold water immersion available on the field and done immediately when symptoms arise. This means cold tubs; 2) Have a hydration/medical emergency plan at every venue. Maryland changed venues at the last minute for May 29 workout and was unprepared. To all CFB programs: You have a ton of facilities; do you have legit medical plans at each one?; and, 3) Athletic trainers must build trust with players. Some Maryland players described an untrusting environment. (link)
Super useful eligibility tracker created by SportSource Analytics. With new redshirt rules in place & some FB student-athletes having already left programs before their four-game clock costs them a year, you may want to bookmark this site for reference. Allows a user to select a FBS program & then shows results of how may games each student-athlete has played in this year & if they still have redshirt eligibility. (link)
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UNC Wilmington hoops squads will use North Carolina's facilities to start prepping for the 2018-19 season as things are still getting cleaned up back on campus. Seahawks WBB HC Barefoot on Tar Heels boss Hatchell, "It was unbelievable what she did and how she got her people around her moving fast for us. I’m blown away, honestly, with just how much they opened their arms to make it happen for us." Sounds like Old Dominion AD Selig also reached out to UNCW, offering up the Monarchs digs as a spot to camp. (link)
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Fresno State AD Tumey indicates his FB scheduling strategy will center around trying to land home-and-home arrangements with 'Power 5' programs. Tumey: "I think that’s what the community wants to see. As I look at the people that we serve, whether it’s the students here, whether it’s our alumni, whether it’s our immediate community, whether it’s the Valley, I think they want to see that and it’s our job to go out and try to make that a reality. […] There’s also some benefit of goodwill toward this community that you can’t put a price tag on. You can’t put a price tag on it in terms of what it really does for us moving forward, as we continue down the season." Looks like the first opportunity for such matchups - barring any game buyouts in the next couple of years - is 2023. (link)
Even though his side lost on Friday night to UCF, Florida Atlantic boss Brian White likes the "relevancy of these games with a local affiliation." Knights AD Danny White agrees with his brother, "We love to play in-state schools. I think it makes all the sense in the world, it’s great for our fans, and it’s great for our student-athletes to have a road game where they’re not getting on a plane, but a short bus ride away. … I think it makes a lot of sense, especially with programs like FAU and UCF this year are nationally relevant. It shows off Florida football." Directly, Danny says UCF is open to more kicks with the Owls. (link)
Colorado Women's Soccer student-athlete Tompkins and WBB counterpart Leonard formed the Bolder Buffs Peer Advocacy Program this fall. As part of a class assignment, Tompkins watched the Ted Talk by USC Volleyball player and credits it with sparking her desire to help: "It kind of just opened my eyes to somebody verbalizing what we all go through every day, but then realizing, 'OK, some people are hit way harder.' I don't have depression. I'm very lucky. But a lot of people go through all these things, the same things I go through, and it hits them way harder." The athletic department hopes to raise $2M to put toward mental health, using funds for more staff, resources and programs to help student-athletes. In hopes of preventing future tragedies, CU conducts general health screenings on incoming student-athletes, examining mood, alcohol and drug use, childhood experience and more. AD George: "We want to create one of the best mental health departments inside an athletic department that we can. It's going to be a major area of focus for us and we're actively out fund raising to provide some resources so that we can do the things that we need from a mental health perspective." (link)
TV/OTT/PPV: Last night's Oklahoma-Army West Point OT barnburner was only on pay-per-view for something like $55, but more than 32K viewers tuned in for free via a pirated stream on Twitch. (link); A new carriage battle has hit the wire: Fox & Altice. Includes Fox broadcast, FS1 & FS2. (link); Good read from the WSJ on Apple's original video plans, no talk about sports. (link); Comcast has won the bid for Sky, beating out competition from Disney/Fox. (link); CNBC's Sherman, "Couple additional things I’m hearing in the past 15 min: 1) Comcast meant to outbid Fox/Disney by about 1-1.50 pounds per share to make sure Sky shareholders wouldn’t choose Fox/Disney if it was close; 2) Comcast expects Disney to sell its 39 percent stake to Comcast at 17.28/shr." (link)
CBSSports' Parrish looks at the top-five candidates to eventually replace North Carolina MBB HC Williams: former UNC star and current Memphis Grizzlies AC Stackhouse; former Florida HC and current Oklahoma City Thunder boss Donovan; UNC Greensboro HC and former Tarheel Miller; former Williams' staffer and current Stanford HC Haase; and UNC great turned current TNT analyst Smith. (link); Parrish's counterpart Norlander gives his list for Syracuse's next leader, whenever longtime Orange HC Boeheim retires: Washington HC Hopkins; 'Cuse AHC Autry; SU AC McNamara; Eastern Michigan HC and former AC at Syracuse, Murphy; and the OKC leader Donovan. (link); As for Michigan State's eventual replacement for Izzo, Boone gives us his take: Spartans AC Fife; Georgia boss Crean; South Florida HC Gregory who previously coached with Izzo; George Washington's Joseph who played at MSU; and former Spartans player and AC Montgomery, who now leads the program at Northern Illinois. (link); Parrish shares his thoughts on Kentucky's replacement for Calipari, as well: Donovan; Ohio State HC Holtmann; Texas HC Smart; Nevada's Musselman; and Arizona boss Miller. (link)
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Youngstown State officials criticized by the Vindicator for the delay in punishing FB AC McNutt for his involvement in a domestic-violence incident in April. Officials reportedly didn't do anything until August 7, nearly a week after the Ohio State situation broke open, and YSU suspended McNutt for five days earlier this month. AD Strollo: "[The OSU case] probably influenced our campus to look at our policies. Anytime something like this happens, it gives you a time to pause and take a closer look at what you’re doing and try to get better." In this case, McNutt's wife decided not to press charges, telling a detective that she "was made aware that McNutt would be fired from his job if criminally charged and that would risk her children not having health care and additional benefits." The Vindicator's Tonoli and Wier draw several comparisons between this YSU case and the OSU one, and point to the U.S. military's program that provides benefits to children and spouses who suffer abuse at the hands of a service member as a possible solution for victims. (link)
Cal AD Knowlton with his latest Knowlton's Notes, this one focused on how impressed he is with Bears student-athletes. Highlights academic accomplishments of teams, professional and international success of several current and former student-athletes, Football's 3-0 start and more. Closes with: "On a broader level, the process to create a university-wide strategic plan is well underway, and Chancellor Christ is engaging the entire campus community. Within Cal Athletics, we are beginning to develop a timeline for our own strategic plan and will nest it within the larger university one. As we move forward, it is essential that we are aligned in our expectations, values and goals. I continue to enjoy meeting Cal alumni, both on campus and off. Everywhere I go, I see and feel the passion for our university and our department. The support you provide helps ensure that our student-athletes receive an outstanding and transformational experience. Awesome!" (link)
Iowa State honored late Women's Golf student-athlete Barquin Arozamena ahead of yesterday's FB game with a video tribute, placement of her initials on both team's helmets and in the band formation, and a yellow-out in the stadium. FB student-athlete Harvey tweeted that morning: "Be with all of us today Celia, your legacy will forever live on & we are forever grateful for your impact. Much love from your Cyclonitas." Link includes the video. (link)
Also Noticed: Oregon AD/CFP Chair Mullens on ESPN GameDay, "At the end of the day… the job is to get the best four teams. If that produces a rematch, it produces a rematch." (link); Florida took just 2,600 of the potential 7,500 visitors allotment for yesterday's Tennessee game. UT students, on the other hand, requested a few thousand over their 11K allotment, so the school dispersed via a lottery system. (link); Army West Point nearly pulled off the upset in Norman last night and received a standing ovation from Oklahoma fans when they left the field. (link); Arizona State with a workout routine after a turnover... "Turnover chains? How about turnover ... gains???" (link); Former Auburn Softball HC Myers was planning to use parks and rec facilities in the cities of Opelika and Auburn to train the Chinese national softball team, but he has been denied leases at both venues. (link)
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Assistant Athletics Director, Engagement (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): This position will manage the athletics development engagement team and lead the strategy for the communications, events, and stewardship in support of the department’s fundraising goals. More details HERE.

Athletic Communications Director (University of Missouri-Kansas City / Kansas City, MO): The primary function of this position is to research, develop, design, and execute complex and strategic communications, educational and/or media projects for UMKC Athletics Department. More details HERE.

Annual Fund Coordinator (Washington State University / Pullman, WA): Member of the Cougar Athletic Fund team responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of the annual fund as well as some operational and administrative support. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Marketing and Fan Experience (The University of Mississippi / Oxford, MS): This position is responsible for coordinating, creating, developing, and executing marketing campaigns that enhance the Ole Miss fan experience. More details HERE.

Staff Psychologist (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): The Staff Psychologist will provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and other mental health services to student-athletes. More details HERE.

Director of Media Relations (Ohio University / Athens, OH): Responsible for arranging and coordinating media coverage for assigned varsity sports (women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, and baseball). More details HERE.

Assoc Director/Director of Development/Major Gifts (Ole Miss Athletics Foundation / Oxford, MS): Assoc Dir/Dir of Dev/Major Gifts is a member of the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation staff charged with identification, solicitation, raising of philanthropic gifts to support Ole Miss Athletics. More details HERE.

Vice President of Texas Region (Tailgate Guys / Austin, TX): Tailgate Guys is seeking an executive to head up our TX Region - dynamic leader with proven track record in a service oriented hospitality business, managing a team, and driving revenue and growth. More details HERE.

Associate or Assistant Athletic Director for Development (Utah Valley University / Orem, UT): Raises funds from external constituencies. Manages an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects. Identifies and qualifies prospects. Engages and cultivates current and prospective donors, etc. More details HERE.

Director of Development, Seattle Operations (Washington State University / Seattle, WA): Member of the WSU Cougar Athletic Fund team based in Seattle, sharing significant responsibilities for the advancement of the CAF’s annual, major, and planned giving development efforts ($25,000+). More details HERE.

Director of Clinical & Sport Psychology (University of Wisconsin-Madison / Madison, WI): The Director of Clinical Psychology for student-athletes will oversee the delivery of clinical and sport psychology services to student-athletes within the established medical model. More details HERE.

Annual Fund Coordinator (Washington State University / Pullman, WA): Member of the Cougar Athletic Fund team responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of the annual fund as well as some operational and administrative support. More details HERE.

Compliance Coordinator (University of Richmond / Richmond, VA): The Compliance Coordinator independently coordinates, plans, organizes and implements all monitoring systems of the Athletics Compliance program, developing/implementing programs and procedures. More details HERE.

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance (San Jose State University / San Jose, CA): Job ID: 24742, Classification: Administrator II, Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience. More Details HERE.

Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development (University of Oregon / Eugene, OR): Assist student-athlete development staff to develop and implement innovative programs and individualized support services that empower student-athletes to succeed in college and in life. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Media Relations (College of the Holy Cross / Worcester, MA): Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations - College of the Holy Cross - Please apply at http://apptrkr.com/1295249 More details HERE.

Assistant Coach, Men's Lacrosse (University of Richmond / Richmond, VA): This position is responsible for assisting with all phases of the Division I Men’s Lacrosse program at the University of Richmond. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: coaching an. More details HERE.

Director of Sports Nutrition (University of Louisville Athletic Association / Louisville, KY): Position oversees all aspects of the Sport Nutrition program to advance the development and delivery of nutrition services for 23 sports. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director for Communications (California Baptist University / Riverside, CA): Oversee the day-to-day communications and media relations for all 18 NCAA Division I sports under the supervision of the Associate AD for External Relations. Serve as primary men’s basketball contact. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Multimedia Services (Boise State University Athletics / Boise, ID): The individual will work with Bronco Athletics staff members to design, create and implement the department’s graphic identity for production, print, digital and web applications and special projects. More details HERE.

Assistant Coach, Cross Country/Track & Field (Brown University / Providence, RI): Assist Director of Cross Country, Track/Field in all phases of the program, recruiting, coaching, training, with a particular emphasis on coaching distance events and cross country. More details HERE.

Deputy Athletics Director, Business Operations (University of Notre Dame / Notre Dame, IN): University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for a Deputy Athletics Director, Business Operations. For full description view http://apptrkr.com/1292156. EOE/AA. More details HERE.

Director of Creative Design and Services (American Athletic Conference / Providence, RI): The individual will work with conference staff members to plan, design, prepare and execute the conference’s graphic identity for production, print, digital and web applications and special projects. More details HERE.

Athletics Annual Giving Officer (San Jose State University / San Jose, CA): Develops a plan to identify & prioritize new prospects, make discovery calls & build a prospect pool based on new prospects & past donors at the leadership giving level of $2,500 or greater. More Details HERE.

Ticket Sales and CRM, Database Manager (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): Arizona athletics is looking for a dynamic leader that will assist in supporting sales, marketing and development campaigns by providing metrics and tracking for success. More details HERE.

Associate Director of Annual Fund (Arizona State University Foundation / Tempe, AZ): Help us lead the annual fundraising for Arizona State University Athletics and help grow ASU the most innovative university in the US! More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director/Ticket Operations Coordinator (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Assist with administering all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the ticket office. Provide lead work direction/training to staff & students. Supervise events. Assist with annual ticket planning. More details HERE.

Director, Ticket Sales and Service (University of Texas at San Antonio / San Antonio, TX): Lead the UTSA Athletics Ticket Sales and Services team to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of customer ticket sales and service. More details HERE.

Director - Athletics Information Technology (Texas Tech University / Lubbock, TX): Direct and manage all information technology activities for the Intercollegiate Athletics Department; knowledge and experience with the latest hardware/software, programming, planning and development. More details HERE.

Director, Risk Management and Compliance Services (University of Texas at Austin / Austin, TX): To maintain and ensure an effective risk management and compliance program and ensure institutional control within Texas Athletics with a high level knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. More details HERE.

Director, Athletic Compliance (University of Southern California / Los Angeles, CA)The Director, Athletic Compliance will assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive, in-depth, and effective athletic compliance program. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Compliance (Pepperdine University / Malibu, CA): The Assistant Director of Compliance is responsible for monitoring and documenting compliance with the NCAA and West Coast Conference legislation for Pepperdine Athletics. More details HERE.

Sports Science Coordinator (University of Oregon Athletic Department / Eugene, OR): Responsible for the development and planning of performance support for world class student-athletes. Assess and enhance athlete readiness, performance, and recovery. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Communications (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): Stanford University seeks a highly-motivated, energetic and team-orientated individual with strong communication skills to fill the role of Assistant Director, Communications. More details HERE.

Head Cross Country & Track and Field Coach (CSUN / Northridge, CA): The Head Cross Country & Track and Field Coach oversees the management of all aspects for both the Men's and Woman's programs. More details HERE.

Asst. Track & Field and Cross Country Coach (Montana State University / Bozeman, MT): Responsible for assisting the Montana State University’s Men’s & Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country programs in Bozeman, Montana. More details HERE.

Senior Associate Director of Athletics - External Affairs (University of Alaska Anchorage / Anchorage, AK): The UAA Department of Athletics is seeking applicants for the Senior Associate Director of Athletics - External Affairs position. Apply at Careers at UA (https://www.alaska.edu/jobs/), no. 510184. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Ticketing (Vanderbilt University / Nashville, TN): This position will manage the day-to-day elements of the Vanderbilt Athletic Ticket Office processes. More details HERE.

Director, Premium Seating and Major Gifts (Syracuse University / Syracuse, NY): The Director of Premium Seating and Major Gifts will work with the Athletics Development Team with specific responsibility for developing, marketing and evaluating the premium seating program. More details HERE.

Athletics Compliance Specialist (University of Delaware, Newark, DE): Responsible for implementing a Division I compliance program for 21 varsity sports teams made up of 600 + student-athletes, athletics department and University staff. More details HERE.

Vice President, Sponsorship Sales (JMI Sports | Clemson Sports & Campus Marketing / Greenville, SC): Key member of executive team. Athletic & Campus sponsorship sales. Recruiting, training, mgmt of sales staff. Partner relationships/procurement/account mgmt/strategic planning/financial analysis. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director Ticketing Sales and Service (Pennsylvania State University / University Park, PA): Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA), a Division I and Big Ten Conference Institution, is seeking an Assistant Athletic Director for Ticketing Sales and Service. Apply at apptrkr.com/1285784. More details HERE.

Sr. Account Executive (JMI Sports | Clemson Sports & Campus Marketing / Greenville, SC)Athletics & Campus sponsorship sales. Develop and leverage strong relationships with brand decision makers to generate mutually beneficial partnerships that boost the Clemson brand and provide RIO to partners. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Athletics (University of Pennsylvania / Philadelphia, PA): The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is a member of a Development and Alumni Relations team focused on achieving the fundraising and alumni relations goals of the Athletics Department. More details HERE.

Asst. Dir of Development (William & Mary / Williamsburg, VA): The Asst. Dir. of Development works closely with the Director to build a high-level program that generates significant revenue for William & Mary’s priorities. Full time with benefits. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Athletic Advancement (Florida Gulf Coast University / Fort Myers, FL): Assistant Director of Athletic Advancement is responsible for all aspects of growing, communicating, delivering benefits and development cycle progression. More details HERE.

Asst. Sports Info Director (Davidson College / Davidson, NC): A NCAA Division I school and member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, is now accepting applications for the position of Assistant Sports Information Director. More Details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director for Development (Director of Development, Major Gifts) (University of Texas at San Antonio / San Antonio, TX): The Assistant Athletics Director of Development will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift ($25,000+) donors and prospects for Intercollegiate Athletics. More details HERE.

Coordinator, Marketing and Fan Engagement (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): The Marketing Coordinator will be in charge of marketing and game presentation for Arizona Soccer, Gymnastics, and Softball and will have a hand in football game day presentation/operations. More details HERE.

Assistant Media Relations Director (Texas A&M Athletics / College Station, TX): The Asst.Media Relations Director (classified as Info Rep II) is responsible for being a liaison between the Athletic Department and the Media (print, radio, television and other electronic media). More details HERE.

Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach (Davidson College / Davidson, NC): This position will prepare student athletes for competition and recruit qualified students. More Details HERE.

Assistant Swimming Coach (Davidson College / Davidson, NC): This position will prepare student athletes for competition and recruit qualified students. More Details HERE.

Student-Athlete Affairs Assistant (Florida Gulf Coast University / Fort Myers, FL): The Student-Athlete Affairs Assistant oversees all aspects of the Student-Athlete Development program including the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. More details HERE.

Associate Athletics Director/Director of Athletics Development (Boston University / Boston, MA): Boston University Athletics is seeking a qualified candidate to lead the strategy and execution of the department's fundraising efforts, including oversight and management of development staff. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications (Vanderbilt University / Nashville, TN): This role will work with local and national media to promote the Vanderbilt women’s basketball brand, in addition to other assigned sports, as well as provide content for our vucommodores.com. More details HERE.

Assistant Director - Membership Services (University of South Carolina / Columbia, SC): Position plays a key role in guiding the athletics annual fund- tracking benefit fulfillment, updating priority points and directing membership drives. Focused heavily on ticketing and gift reporting. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director - Development (Air Force Academy Athletics Corporation / Colorado Springs, CO): The Assistant Athletic Director, Development will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program in support of Air Force Athletics. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications (Northwestern University / Evanston, IL): Chicago’s Big Ten Team is recruiting a creative, collaborative, forward-thinking communicator with PR & graphic design experience to dynamically share the stories of Wildcats student-athletes & staff. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director, Student Athlete Development (Rice University / Houston, TX): This position will conceptualize, develop, and implement all programmatic aspects critical to the personal, social, and professional development of over 350 student-athletes. More details HERE.

Leadership and Well-Being Coordinator (Columbia University / New York, NY): The Leadership Coordinator is responsible for the development and ongoing management of the Athletic Department's leadership program. More details HERE.

Graphic Designer (University of Miami / Miami, FL): Miami Athletics is seeking a graphic designer to support the sales, marketing, communications and digital initiatives of the department through the design and layout of various creative elements. More details HERE.
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